The latest issue of Famistu magazine has revealed that Sega is bringing the latest in its long line of Initial D games to the 3DS.

Based on the long-running manga series — which has been adapted in both anime and live-action forms — Initial D Perfect Shift Online is a free-to-play offering which apparently involves selecting the correct gears during a road race. According to the magazine, the car steers automatically.

The chances of a release out of Japan are slim given the nature of the license, but Sega's previous Initial D games have found a small but passionate audience in the west.

No screens are available at present, so to set the tone here's a clip from the Initial D anime instead: